Messi can’t join the national team either

The Paris Saint-Germain striker is not in the squad for the games against Chile (January 27) and Colombia (February 1), according to Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni. It is Argentina’s first international match without Messi since November 2018. However, like Brazil, the Albiceleste have already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar.

Messi has not played a game since contracting Covid-19 at the end of December.